Again Playing with the Mirror Lab Android App

I took another photo . . . 

. . . and fired up Mirror Lab . . . 

. . . and got this . . . 

Well, obviously, I needed to fire up Paper Artist and explore what I could do with it . . . 

I like those abstracts but felt like I should keep the design recognizable . . . how about how the design would look like if it were painted in a desert in the American Southwest and viewed from above?

. . . interesting roads . . . 

Here’s the version from before color film was invented . . . 

. . . and how it looks at night when illuminated by a powerful spotlight from one of them there secret spy helicopters . . . 

Well, I pretty much used up that design . . . so I went back to Mirror Lab and tried something else . . . 

Interesting . . . I wonder how it would look if I used Photoshop Mixer and combined it with a page from Leonardo da Vinci’s journal?

I think it would look like this . . .

I tried another distortion filter (there are many adjustments and options) in Mirror Lab . . . 

Hmm . . . I’ll do something with that . . . eventually. 

Right now, I want to try one of the spiral options . . . 

That has a new age sort of vibe . . . which I can reinforce using Photoshop Express to tweak the colors and tones.  

Yeah! . . . that’s what I’m talking about! How about a B&W version?

Neat! Let me try one more . . . 

Well, that looks a lot like the original. Back to Mirror lab for a different spherical modification . . . 

. . . and back to Photoshop Mixer to combine the two . . . 

Not bad . . . so, what else can this thing do? Well, there’s the cascading pixels option . . . 

File that away for later . . . let me try the kaleidoscope feature . . . 

That has an Aztec vibe to it, don’t it?

Well, look at all them Bermuda triangles breaking up out there. Seriously, there are a lot of options when you play with this app as each distortion can be infinitely varied and adjusted to your liking.

Hmm . . . that looks out of focus. It’s because I zoomed in a whole lot and there’s not enough information in the original file. However, I can go back to Paper Artist and spruce it up a bit . . . 

Obviously, this is not an app I’ll get bored with anytime soon so we’ll have more of these posts down the line.

Yes, yes, I’m sure some readers find this boring. Some will even rush to tell me all about how they can’t believe I waste my time on this . . . which begs the question: why are they wasting their time reading this post?

Lucky for them, there’s a whole lot of other stuff on the Internet for them to read. Why, they could even peruse other posts from the last ten years this blog has been in existence. Like, for instance, THIS.

For them interested, you can access the SmugMug Gallery HERE.
For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button at the bottom-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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12 Responses to Again Playing with the Mirror Lab Android App

  1. mvschulze says:

    So many of these, ok maybe All, are impressive. I could see a few, enlarged and in frame hanging on my wall. Oh, and the Hummingbird shots are awesome. We don’t see Humminbirds here in NJ. Was that I’m Michigan or Colorado? M :-)


  2. disperser says:

    The birds are attracted by the smell so as far as feeders go, the colors and shapes are not all that crucial. It takes a while and a bit of patience and consistency. I often see people neglect to refill the feeders or change the solution regularly.

    Once they find the feeders, they will come back and the less time they are disappointed, the more regular visitors you’ll have. Also, they remember for the following years. In Colorado, we started with a couple of feeders and it took a month or so before we saw a few regular visitors. ten years later, we had 11 feeders and went through 25+ pounds of sugar per season (roughly three months).

    They also get used to you the more you’re around them:


  3. These are fabulous, Emilio! All of the effects are cool! And I love the colors, details, and textures!
    HUGS and Happy Tuesday to you and Melisa! :-)


  4. AnnMarie says:

    Wowzie! This is a FANTABULOUS ARTSY POST! I couldn’t choose a fave until I came upon “Cascading Pixels” . . . that’s beyond awesome!


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